Japan will take on Spain for an epic semifinals game in the Men's Soccer Tournament finals at the 2020 Olympic Games. This game will take place at Saitama Stadium on August 3, 2021 at 7:00 AM (ET). Japan has all the weight on their backs to win a medal. Spain now feels less pressure than before, all the criticism of La Roja turned into praise.

The host of the 2020 Olympic Games is getting closer to gold in the soccer tournament. The Japanese ended their group stage exam with a perfect 9 points note. But the only problem for them came in the quarterfinals against New Zealand. After a 0-0 draw against the OlyWhites, Japan's solution was to win on penalties shootout.

Spain had a mediocre performance in Group C with only 1 win and 2 draws but it was enough to advance to the quarterfinals. Against Ivory Coast, in the quarterfinals, Spain struggled to win. But with a bit of luck La Roja was able to avoid the penalties and they won in the overtime 5-2.

Japan vs Spain: Match Information

Date: Tuesday, August 03, 2021.
Time: 7:00 AM (ET)
Location: Saitama Stadium, Saitama.

Japan vs Spain: Times by State in the US

ET: 7:00 AM
CT: 6:00 AM
MT: 5:00 AM
PT: 4:00 AM

Japan vs Spain: Storylines

Japan has a positive record against Spain. Two games against La Roja, one victory and one draw. The most recent game between Japan and Spain was an international friendly in 2021, that game ended in a 1-1 draw. The only victory of the Japanese over the spanish team was in London 2012.

Spain received a slap of criticism for the poor results at the group stage. But the team did the best they could against Egypt, Australia and Argentina. The first two games of the group stage were highly defensive. Spain won a gold medal at the 1992 Olympic Games.

Japan has a solid strategy against teams with better attack than them. In addition, the Japanese knew how to hold New Zealand in https://bolavip.com/en/spain-t146274the quarterfinals. Spain has a good defense that can stop Japan's attack in case they need to hold a 1-0 to advance to the next round.

How To Watch Or Stream Live Free Japan vs Spain in the U.S.

This semifinals game of the Men’s Soccer Tournament at the 2020 Olympic Games will be broadcast by: UNIVERSO NOW, NBC Sports App, NBCOlympics.com, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, NBCSN and UNIVERSO in the United States. Don't forget to download the app to watch the game on your smartphone.

Japan vs Spain: Predictions And Odds

Japan has the advantage of playing at home, but for this game they are underdogs with +230 odds. Spain is also a moderately “underdog” with +110 odds, but at the same time they are favorites to win this game. The favoritism of La Roja is related to their experience at the Olympic Games. The draw is offered at +210 odds at FanDuel.

  FanDuel
Japan +230
Tie +210
Spain +130

* Odds via FanDuel